Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD10EVDS
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TiVoHD replacement drive
Leith Tussing "I like tacos.", Amazon
16 September 2011
Summary: I bought this drive as a replacement drive for the stock WD 160GB AV-GP drive inside of my TiVoHD. I opted for this drive as it is an AV drive with 24/7 reliability, large capacity, decent price, and high performance. The main importance to me is this is one of the best performing pre-Advance Format 4K drives which is a new technology that replaces the traditional 512b clusters with 4k clusters.
Great product, agree with all the other positive reviews
2 May 2011
Summary: I've had it for about 3 weeks now after installing it into the Tivo Premiere I purchased. 400+ hours of HD recording is very nice. I can confirm I am experiencing the same quietness others are describing, it is a huge improvement from the Series2 Tivo I have... partly due to this HDD and probably due to the smaller lower RPM of the Tivo Premiere fan. Performed the disk park disable function as described in other reviews and it worked for me.
No more tweaks needed to use in TiVo HD but reliability problems remain
4 March 2011
Summary: Well first the good news. I purchased the drive in November 2010 to replace a drive on it's last legs in a TiVo HD. I was a bit apprehensive with all of the stories about an extra tweak being needed. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it did not need a tweak and worked fine using winmfs with no alterations. The news is that after just 5 months the drive gave up on me.
Summary: Works great as an upgrade hard drive for my Tivo HD. Runs warmer than the previous 160GB drive, but still lower power than a regular desktop drive. wdidle3.exe /d ran fine for me, and I copied the contents of the previous drive using MFSLive. It took about 90 minutes for 140GB of data. It remains to be seen how reliable the drive is, since it's only been two days. Otherwise, awesome value for the price!
Summary: I am using this drive to increase the capacity of my Directv DVR, it has been performing quite well in that capacity. As usual the purchasing experience with Amazon was great. Using Amazon Prime allows me to chose the item I want and to have it delivered quickly.
Summary: Got this as an upgrade to my Tivo HD (following the instructions at tivocommunity's topic 370784#S5). Also from Amazon I purchased the Silverhill Tool Kit for Xbox and Xbox 360, 6 Piece to actually open up my TivoHD. This drive worked like a charm! It is dead silent in the Tivo (ie - no noise, not noisy) and came with AAM automatically set to the Tivo-ideal 128. Also didn't have to worry about wdidle3 since the reboots seem to work OK.
Summary: I've owned dozens of hard drives over the years, and this was the quickest time to failure of any of them: three days shy of 9 months after installing in my TiVo DVR! Fortunately, it's still under warranty, but how can I trust the replacement?
Summary: Have been running a pair of these for a month or so in a RAID 1 (Linux software RAID, by the way). They have worked very well and my read/write speeds to the RAID have been very good. As usual with hard drives, I only get a 903GB partition when formatted. Would definitely buy these again.
Summary: Bought this 1 month ago. I installed the drive as a second hard drive in my desktop computer. Installation was simple. I already had a spare SATA cable and spare power cable adapter. You will need these as they do not come with this "bare" drive. The packaging by Amazon was terrible. A rather large cardboard box with the bare drive inside only protected from movement by 3 inflatable bubble bags. Not nearly enough protection.